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The First Prospectors

Who were the earliest prospectors in the Western Hemisphere? Is there any way to tell?

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Detecting and Recovering Those Tiny Pieces


These are just a few tips and opinions of mine and this article is primarily intended for persons just starting to detect for gold and using a VLF detector.

Melman on Gold & Silver


A very famous quote that appears particularly relevant to the past month is one attributed to former British Prime Minister Harold MacMillan. When asked what could most easily derail a government, he replied, “Events, dear boy, events.” We certainly had events in abundance this past month.

Working the Belmont Mine—1953 (Part 3—Conclusion)


Tuesday morning started off much like Monday except Jack wasn’t packing a bunch of drill bits. We wandered off toward the bottom of the raise, adjusted our bed boards, had a cup of coffee from our buckets, and smoked a cigarette. Then Jack stretched, stood up, and remarked, “Guess I might as well go up and see what it looks like. You wait here for now. When I call down, send up a section of ladder and eight laggings.”

Company Notes


• Newmont Mining Corp.
• Manhattan Minerals Corp.
• Phelps Dodge Corp.
• Gammon Lake Resources Inc.
• Glamis Gold Ltd.
• Quadra Mining Ltd.
• Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Ltd.

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Introduction to Meteorites


The distribution of meteorites across the planet was, at one time, thought to be random and unpredictable.

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